375 Fifth Ave., nr 6th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-832-5716.
A sprawling garden area, basement lounge, and loftlike stage for live acts is the right recipe to draw Über-cool Slopers to this former wine bar.
152 Ludlow St., nr. Stanton St.; 212-253-0036.
Upstairs are cupcakes and vinyl records; downstairs are live bands and libations. Both floors are sweet.
302 Broome St., nr. Forsythe St.; 212-334-9676.
Formerly a go-to destination for erotic massage, this place is one of the Lower East Side’s most enduring dance dives.
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 212-260-4700.
Longtime Brooklyn fave Northsix got a face-lift and name change in 2007, but the constant flow of top-notch indie acts continued unabated.
594 Union Ave., at Richardson St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-388-3884.
A labyrinthine bar where Williamsburg partiers pile into cozy booths or make the dance floor shake.